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>> mason: late-break breaking news-- flash floods tear across the arizona desert. also tonight, suicide rates are whsing sharply for teens. at's behind the alarming increase? the attorney general orders a crackdown. >> we are taking a stand. this culture of leaking must stop. >> mason: lightning strikes in the sunshine state. and steve hartman, musical treasure taken back from the cruelest of thieves. >> losing the songs would be like losing him. captioning sponsored by cbs
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>> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. a wall of mud and debris tore through the arizona desert today. some folks had to jump out of its path and barely escaped. the flash floods are the result of runoff from storms in what is becoming a vice president monsoon season. carter evans is following the breaking news. >> reporter: it's a view of a flash flood that's rarely seen. just outside the town of mayer, arizona, north of phoenix came a wall of water, mud, and debris. campers scrambled as the flood wiped out their gear. in the flat lands below, the flooding came as a surprise to people who were enjoying a bright, sunny day. it came a day after this flash flood that struck southern california with a vengeance. >> right now, a very serious situation out here in the acton area. >> reporter: mud wiped out part of a railroad track in acton, california. this woman was among the nearly 200 passengers evacuated in the high
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nowhere. i seen the flood on both sides. i said, "there's something-- something's going on. something's wrong." >> reporter: it's been an active week of weather throughout the southwest with ryan, floods, and powerful winds uprooting trees. now, the pilot flying the helicopter for our cbs affiliate in phoenix, saw that flash flood coming so he landed and warned those campers to get out of the way. anthony. >> mason: carter evans with the wild weather in the west. thanks. we turn now to a nationwide strategy traj dee, suicide. a new report from the centers for disease control says it is growing rapidly among teenagers. since the year 2000, the suicide rate for teens is up 28%, with an average of five deaths a day. the suicide rate for girls and young women ages 15-19 has reached a 40-year high. jericka duncan looks into what's behind the rising teen toll. >> he was just an
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he was an athlete. >> reporter: jennifer gonzales says her 17-year-old son, jack farrell, seemed fine last thanksgiving. >> and the next day i get woken up by the police knocking on my door saying i needed to come with them right away. i found out then that he shot himself in the head. >> reporter: new c.d.c. data shows suicide rates for boys like farrell aged 15-19 increased more than 30%. three years ago, conrad roy died in this truck from carbon monoxide poisoning after his friend michelle carter encouraged him to commit suicide through dozens of text messages. in a highly publicized trial, we learned both teens suffered from mental illness. the c.d.c. also says suicide rates for teenaged girls are at a 40-year high. experts sciet family instability and substance abuse, but the
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role of cyber-bullying is becoming more prevalent. in june, 12-year-old mallory grossman took her own life. her mother diane says it was because she was harassed on texts, on snapchat, and instagram. >> in the beginning it was teasing. it was name calling. it was-- exclusion was an important part-- "you can't sit here. you're not welcomal this table." >> reporter: professor jean twenge is a psychologist at san diego state university. >> teens are much more likely now than they were just five years ago or seven years ago to say that they're anxious and depressed and thinking about suicide. >> reporter: in a provocative new article for "the atlantic," twenge makes a correlation between the popularity of smartphones and increased rates of suicide and depression among young people. >> teens who use electronic devices more hours a day are more likely to be it's risk for suicide. >> reporter: twenge says t
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is less likely to have face-to-face interaction with friends, which she says is crucial for mental health and building social skills. anthony. >> mason: such a disturbing trend, jericka, thank you. we have more information on teen suicide prevention on our website one day after "the washington post" went public with private phone call betweens president trump and foreign leaders, his attorney general announced a crackdown on leaks. here's jeff pegues. >> i've actually called the justice department to look into the leaks. those are criminal leaks. >> reporter: that was president trump less than a week after attorney general jeff sessions was intor sworn in. since then, mr. trump has continued to pressure sessionses to crack down on leaks. last month, the president tweeted that sessions had been very weak on leakers. >> these leaks hurt our country. >> reporter: today, sessions announced that he was taking
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to bring criminals to justice. we will not allow rogue, anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. >> reporter: sessions says the justice department has tripled the number of leak investigations, and the f.b.i. has opened a new counter-intelligence unit to deal with the disclosures. just yesterday, reportedly classified transcripts of president trump's calls with the president of mexico and the prime minister of australia were published by "washington post." leaking classified information say crime, and the number of cases began to grow under the obama administration. already this year, there have been four prosecutions, including that of reality winner, the 25-year-old n.s.a. contractor accused of giving reporters a classified document on russian hacking. today, sessions said he's reviewing rules against prosecuting the media. >> we respect the important role that the press
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give them respect, but it is not unlimited. >> reporter: leaking of nonclassified information is not a crime, and people close to the president have also been known to leak. sessions' announcement comes amid the russia investigation and a source says people are in whistleblower mode because they want the truth to get out. anthony. >> mason: jeff pegues. thank you, jeff. in that phone call with mexico's president, mr. trump called new hampshire a "drug-infested den." as a candidate, he pledged to end the opioid epidemic. so how is he doing? julianna goldman takes a look. >> i promised the people of new hampshire that i would stop drugs from pouring into your community. >> reporter: as president trump inartfully acknowledged in his call with mexico's president, new hampshire is an epicenter of the opioid crisis. he campaigned on a series of policy prescriptions there. we sat down last week with
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of the office of national drug control policy. what grade would you give this administration so far in dealing with the opioid crisis? >> i mean, i would give us an a-plus. >> reporter: his answer suggests the grade is more of an incomplete. >> we will stop the floaf illegal drugs into our country. >> so having the men and women of custom asks border protection and d.h.s. on our border working with infrastructure is progress and movement in the right direction. >> we will close the shipping loopholes that china and others are exploiting to send dangerous drugs across our borders. >> we are working closely with the congress on legislation to have better and tighter controls. >> i would dramatically expand first responders and caregives' access to narcan, an antidote-- really, it's an antidote that treats overdoses. >> we in the administration have been advocating for access
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naloxone, narcan. >> reporter: the president's budget asks for $10.7 billion for drug treernlgt a $200 million increase. but it would cut $167 million from abuse prevention. and the trump administration has tried to take credit for what's already in place. >> president trump and secretary price put up $500 million for the 21st century cures act. >> reporter: but just to be clear that's money from the previous administration. >> tabsolutely. >> there we go. ( applause )
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the highest level, and i can tell you-- >> the president is the highest level. >> i can tell you there is very strong commitment by the white house and by the president on this problem. >> reporter: the president was in west virginia again last night, and said there's "a big problem there." today, the drug enforcement agency proposed a 20% cut in some of the most commonly prescribed opioids along the lines of the program mr. trump made in that new hampshire speech. >> mason: the labor department reported today that the unemployment rate ticked down last month to 4.3%. that matches the rate in may, which was a 16-year low. hiring was strong last month. employers added 20 9,000 jobs. more and more jobs are being generated by green energy. here's barry petersen. >> reporter: their job, dangling 300 feet up, roping a wind turbin blade. >> nice view. >> reporter: and this job c
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with the crew viewacross the wyoming prairie and a view well into the future. wind turbine jobs are expected to be the fastest growing jobs in america between now and 2024, up 108%. this reclaimed land covers a coal mine that was worked for almost 50 years, but increasingly, wyoming's energy comes not from mining what's down below, but for mining the wind above. in wyoming, the top coal-producing state in america, wind now produces 10 times more energy than it did a decade ago. and maybe more to come. >> we just bought another 40 turbines from us. >> reporter: a chinese company is recruiting workers for wind turbines and will even pay for training. >> there is so much integration in economies around the world. >> reporter: steve harshman, republican speaker of the wyoming house, has no problem with the chinese creating wyoming jo.
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markets, and i think we all support that. >> reporter: travis harkins traded his coal job to work in wind, a decision made with his wife, sam, and three active boys, very much in mind. >> when i was in coal, yeah, i had-- i had a concern of how i was going to provide for my family. wind generation definitely opened up a whole other avenue for me and a lot more opportunity. >> reporter: people here have long boasted about being america's biggest coal producer. now, they are learning to embrace the winds of change and with it, a lot of new jobs. >> good job. >> reporter: barry petersen, cbs news, rolling hills, wyoming. >> mason: two fallen heroes returned home today, their remains flown from afghanistan to dover air force base in delaware. the soldiers from the 82nd airborne division were killed wednesday by a suicide car bomb.
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specialist christopher harris of jackson springs, north carolina, was 25. sergeant jonathan hunter of columbus, indiana, was 23 and just a month into his first overseas deployment. posters went up this week in baltimore, pleading for a cease-fire, the work of a community activist, they asked that nobody kill anybody for 72 hours, starting today. baltimore just passed 200 homicides for the year, a record-setting pace. police report the cease-fire has held so far. come canning up next on the cbs evening news, lightning strikes again in the lightning capital of america. and later, when rain stoms the game, the players put on a show.
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its sunshine, of course, but when storms move in, it's also known for lightning, as we were reminded dramatically. here's manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: after this lightning bolt struck an airplane in fort myers recently, it sent a shock through an airline worker, knocking him to the ground. he's still recovering from third-degree burns. stst friday, two adultse wre nruckear cape canaveral. one later died. lightn cingan strike anywhere, but florida, the lightning capitol, a scientist at the florida institute of technology: >> one thing that we know about florida, it is hot and humid, and it is precisely this reason why we have a lot of lightning. >> reporter: florida's geography also puts it in the bull's eye-- two warm bodies of water surrounded and the sea breeze brings hot air inland, where it rises to form towering thunderclouds. the sunshine state overwhelmingly leads the nation in the number of lightning strikes and also deaths -- 52
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already. >> so in order to be careful and protect ourselveses from lightning, what we need to do is as soon as we see a thunderstorm or we hear thunder, we should try to seek shelter. >> reporter: it's what deerfield beach ocean rescue mike brown tells beach-goers, especially after his own close call with a strike that hit within a mile of him. >> it was literally a boom. and just the pressure i was on the ground. you know, it kind of took your breath away. >> reporter: in 2007, lightning struck and killed a scuba diver here. one thing brown has learned in the 20 years working at the beach it's worst strikes can happen at the beginning or end of a storm. >> it looks like the sun is coming out, it's clearly, and then boom. we'll get one last lightning strike. >> reporter: for some perspective, the national weather service says the odds of being struck by lightning in any given year is about one in a million. now, this happens to be one of those rare days without an afternoon thunderstorm in this part of south florida, but t
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peak season for strikes goes through august. anthony. >> mason: manuel bojorquez. they're beautiful but they're dangerous, thanks. still ahead, when the rain came down, the curtain went up on the bulwinkle pen challenge. stay with me, mr. parker. when a critical patient is far from the hosl,pita the hospital must come to the patient. stay with me, mr. parker. the at&t network is helping first responders connect with medical teams in near real time... stay with me, mr. parker. ...saving time when it matters most. stay with me, mrs. parker. that's the power of and. people spend less time lying awake with aches and pains with advil pm than with tylenol pm. advil pm combines the number one pain reliever with the number one sleep aid. gentle, non-habit forming advil pm. for a healing night's sleep.
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time by playing dress-up. not to be outdone the arizona diamondbacks recreated the four-man bobsled, complete with twists and turns. one cubs pitcher went fishing and got a bite. but arizona won the competition with some human bowling, knock down the extremely challenging 7-10 split. wait for it. there it goes. all right, steve hartman is on deck now with a mission to rescue fading musical memories next. each year sarah climbs 58,007 steps. that's the height of mount everest. because each day she chooses to take the stairs. at work, at home... even on the escalator. that can be hard on her lower body, so now she does it with dr. scholl's orthotics. clinically proven to relieve and prevent foot, knee or lower back pain, by reducing the shock and stress that travel up her body with every step she takes.
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portland, oregon, 67-year-old steve qood goode win would like to play one of his songs for you. you have no idea how much he would like to play one of his songs for you. >> errr! ahhh! what key is it in? it made me almost hate the piano, but then i realized it's not the piano's fault. i know how to do this. it's this thing that's going on in my brain. how about i play something else? >> reporter: three years ago, steve was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. he had to give up his job as a software designer, but his wife, jodi, says the cruelest part is the toll it's taking on the music he composed. >> losing the songs would be like losing him. >> reporter: steve and joad have been married 47 years, and along the way, steve composed more than two dozen songs, mostly for
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lives. unfortunately, he never wrote down most of them. >> no, let's see, ah. >> reporter: so when his memory started failing and the songs started fading, there was no way to get them back, until a family friend, a professional pianist, offered to launch a rescue mission. >> i said, "if he can at least play through it, even in pieces, i can learn it." ♪ ♪ >> reporter: and so, for the past two years, naomi lavioletta has been reconstructing his compositions note by note. >> no, just on the one-- >> the downbees beet? >> the one downbeat, yes. >> we are rolling. >> reporter: and, of course, they're recording songs never to be lost again. >> i realized there was a part of him that wasn't going to fade away. >> reporter: but this may be
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the best with naomi's help, steve was able to write a new song. ♪ ♪ although he forgets entire conversations and can no longer add even single-digit numbers, somehow, his mind dreamed up this: ♪ ♪ alzheimer's steals a lot, but today, we score one for the beauty left behind. >> sweet. >> got it! >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road"" in portland, oregon. >> right on. >> mason: lovely. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching this week. i'll see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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c1 president donald trump says the russian story is a fabriccation. you believe him? plus, an 11-year-old virginia boy and business owner just got the biggest client. how about the president of the united states? d.c. celebrates barack obama. we're live at the biggest birthday party in town, but first -- all of us in government can do better. we're taking a stand. this culture of leaking must stop. the nation's top law law enforcement official. jeff sessions says the department of justice has tripled the number of


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